MANSLAUGHTER ON THE ROAD [To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.]
Sm,—Commenting on the recent case in the Manx Courts, The Observer, in its editorial, tightly remarks that in this country justice hisblmost collapsed in its office of protecting life upon the roads.
Deaths continue daily and everyone is appalled, but the driving of private cars to the very great danger of the rest of the public is allowed to continue. Only after the accident, it appears that the offender is punished.
The majority of your readers, I believe; must urgently want the Minister of Transport to exercise his power of impo- jag a speed limit of 30 miles an hour in all built-up areas. Why does he still delay ?
If he doubts whether so drastic a step will really be effective, surely he must 'try it out as all other remedies have failed ? With very 'few exceptions, the dangerous drivers—and there are legions of them at large—have no work or urgent appoint, ments at their destinations. They are just grossly selfish people without a thought for others on the road. Perhaps they might begin to think if the names of the victims were published in the daily papers in the same way as the casualties during the War. Very soon the public will, I hope, rise up in wrath—they all know that it is speed that kills.—I am, Sir,